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About us

Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej Printing and Publishing House believe in employing highly skilled and dedicated staff. Through a well managed training program and lucrative incentive plan, we train and retain the best brains in the industry. A highly trained and motivated workforce, employing superior skills and technology, deliver commercial communication solutions both regionally and internationally, meeting a diverse range of clients’ strategic business objectives.

Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej Printing and Publishing House operate from its modern 150,000 sq. ft facility in Sanad , Bahrain and have all its production facilities located here.

Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej Printing & Publishing understands the need to supplement sophisticated production facility with stocks of normal and premium quality raw materials like paper and inks. An excellent collection of binding materials are available to address the demanding needs of any creation.

Our Marketing team links the press to the outside world. A group of young, dynamic and technically minded executives are always available to discuss the requirements of our clients. With a thorough knowledge of the printing processes, understanding of materials and with an insight into estimation, our marketing team is able to providing practical solutions to creative concepts developed by the clients.

Prepress

Our Prepress team is of highly skilled technicians in complement with the State-of-the-Art equipments in the department to process a wide range of jobs. Digital files with a varying degree of complexity are analyzed and processed for imaging using the latest software tools. The back bone of this department is the AGFA Apogee work flow. This PDF based workflow optimizes the utilization of the resources.

The front end systems are a mixture of Apple Macs and Window based computers. They run a variety of Graphic software for Image manipulation, Page layout, etc. The digital files are pre-flighted using One Vision ASURA & SOLVERO. The imposed files are imaged on AGFA Sherpa Ink Jet printer for Contract proofs, and on AGFA Thermal plate setter for plates.

Digital Printing
Our Xante Illumina 650 digital printing machine can produce offset quality printing that fits the needs of many four-color publications.  It has become a popular solution for advance copies for large print runs, as well as low volume options for multi-color pieces.

The digital press features customized messaging or variable data allowing you to personalize anything from a letter to a brochure, using unique paragraphs, pictures, or other data. It supports most of the offset printing substrates up to 650 gsm.


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Sheet fed division

Our Press room is a testimony for our commitment to modernization. A Heidelberg CD 102, Heidelberg Speedmaster 10 color perfector, Heidelberg SM 52 is the mainstay of this division. We execute orders with varying degree of sophistication and complexity. While printing on paper or board is our main stream business, we also print on non absorbent substrates like Metallic paper / board, PVC Vinyl stickers, Transparent Plastic sheets etc. Both traditional offset inks and UV curable inks are used depending on the needs of the order. The coating unit in the offset press is used to apply water based varnish, pearlescent coating, UV curable varnish. etc

Web offset division
Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej Printing & Publishing is the printers of Akhbar Al Khaleej and Gulf Daily News, the leading Bahrain based Arabic and English language newspapers respectively. In addition, well known titles like Malayala Manorama (Indian based) and Germany based Star & Stripes newspapers are printed in the press daily. Apart from the daily newspapers, many weekly and monthly publications, telephone directory and yellow pages are also printed here. Two independent press lines viz. Manugraph and Harris are used to produce these orders.

Binding and Finishing

Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej offers a comprehensive solution in binding. The sophisticated equipment in Pre-Press and Printing is adequately backed up by an equally sophisticated finishing section. The large volume prints for magazines and books are processed in three state of the art folding machines. These folding machines have on-line gluing, creasing and slitting and offer a variety of folding combinations, including complex map folds. The binding of books / magazines are carried out in either the Muller Martini Presto Saddle Stitching machine or Muller Martini TIGRA perfect binding machine.

Orders like folders, envelopes, CD covers etc, which require sophisticated finishing in a short span of time, are executed using the state-of-the-Art FIDIA folder gluer. This machine can produce boxes / folders with capacity at an incredible speed of 5,000 units per hour.

High quality section sewed book work is our forte. Krisc sewing machine, Kolbus case-maker enables the press to produce premium quality Hard-Case books and diaries. A variety of covering materials from normal paper to genuine leather are used in this type of binding.


Finishing
Our printing press has the latest technology in finishing equipment. Our comprehensive finishing plant includes a wide range of high-tech automated equipments. Our services include spot UV varnishing, Laminations, Foiling, Blind embossing, Debossing, Gold edge gilding, Poly wrapping for mailing, shrink wrapping, etc.

 

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